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Dune by  Frank Herbert - First Edition - 1965 - from B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA (SKU: FH006)


Dune by  Frank Herbert - First Edition - 1965 - from B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA (SKU: FH006)


by Herbert, Frank

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Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965 First edition, first printing book in a first printing, first state dust jacket, with four lines at bottom of rear jacket flap. Publisher's light blue boards, titles in white to spine, gray endpapers with wavy lines design; original dust jacket with wraparound illustration by John Schoenherr, map of Dune on rear panel. Near fine book with light toning to edges, and very light soiling to boards and text block edges; very good unclipped dust jacket with a few shallow chips to spine ends and corners, light wear and rubbing to edges, a few creases to jacket flaps, and very light toning to spine. Overall, a beautiful copy of the first book in the epic Dune series in the original dust jacket. Dune is a science fiction epic set thousands of years in the future, where humanity is spread across the universe and ruled by an emperor. The story focuses on Paul Atreides, who comes to the desert planet Arrakis, or Dune, at a young age and rises to become an all-powerful and messianic figure. Incredibly ambitious in its scope, the novel deals with such issues as environmentalism, religion, eugenics, politics, and philosophy. Frank Herbert began researching and writing the novel after being inspired by the sweeping sand dunes near Florence, Oregon. He wrote two separate serials in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, which were later combined and published together as Dune. The novel was awarded the two most prestigious science fiction awards, the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. The best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and arguably the greatest, the novel has had an enormous influence on the science fiction genre, perhaps most notably with the Star Wars series. Frank Herbert wrote five sequels to the novel, and his son, Brian Herbert, and the author Kevin J. Anderson wrote over a dozen more books in the series after Frank's death. The novel has a long history of film adaptations, including the aborted yet highly influential Alejandro Jodorowsky version, David Lynch's version in 1984, and the critically acclaimed Denis Villeneuve version released in 2021.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


The first in the epic science fiction series of the same name, Dune is set on the desert planet Arrakis, host to "the Spice" - the most important resource in the universe, needed for interplanetary travel and coveted for its effects on longevity and granting incredible psychic powers among humans. Amidst an intergalactic power struggle, would-be heir to the planet's stewardship Paul Atreides is cast out into the desert to die following a coup. Joining a group of zealots called the Fremen, Paul soon becomes considered their messiah - Mahdi - and recognizes in them a formidable fighting force with whom he can retake control of Arrakis. Dune won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA US (US)
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Herbert, Frank
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
First Edition
Philadelphia: Chilton Books
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs
20th Century Literature; Modern Firsts; American Literature;

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